Simple Sugar Scrub

This homemade sugar scrub will help your skin stay hydrated, smooth and glowing.

3 reasons why sugar scrub is a better than salt scrub.

  1. Sugar has naturally hydrating properties and will draw moisture from the environment into the skin.  So, when you apply products with sugar or sugar derivatives, they’ll help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.  Salt scrubs can overly dry the skin and also strip the skin of natural oils.
  2. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which is typically used to treat sun-damaged and aging skin. The glycolic acid penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.
  3. Sugar scrub is more gentle on sensitive skin.  Small sugar granules are gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin.


The Magic of the Ingredients:

Coconut oil: Anti-bacterial, helps to kill odor causing bacteria


Jojoba Oil: The jojoba oil is the only oil that closely resembles human sebum – an oily substance naturally produced by the oil glands below the skin surface.  Find it here


Freeze Dried Fruit:  Add some anti-oxidants into your sugar scrub as well as vitamins and minerals that your body can absorb.  I like using strawberry or citrus* because they are high in vitamin C to help produce collagen for beautiful skin.  Find strawberries here


Organic Sugar:  Sugar will naturally draw moisture from the air and into your skin, boosts cell turnover- getting rid of old dry flakey skin on the surface.

Use sugar scrub instead of soap in the shower, the coconut oil will take care of the bacteria and the sugar will scrub you clean and free of old dead skin.  Rinse off excess sugar and gently pat dry.  Rub any excess oils into your skin.

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Simple Sugar Scrub

  • Author: Tammie Duggar
  • Yield: 2 1/4 cups 1x


1/3 cup coconut oil, softened

2 Tbsp. jojoba, almond or avocado oil

1 cup freeze dried fruit or dried citrus peels*

1 cup organic sugar**


Place softened coconut oil in a mixing bowl and whip the coconut oil using a hand mixer for about 3 minutes.

Add in the oil of your choice and whip another 2 minutes.

In a separate bowl, stir together ¼-½ cup powdered dried fruit and the sugar.

Gently stir the sugar mixture into the coconut oil mixture a little at a time until it is all mixed together.

Store in a glass jar or clear BPA free Plastic Containers can be found here.

*Pulse freeze dried fruit or dried citrus peels in a coffee grinder or high powered blender until you have about 1/4 cup of powder.


**Pulse sugar in a coffee grinder or blender if the granules are too large.

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